The man who shot the lone gunman behind Sunday’s devastating church shooting spoke with reporters on Monday, saying he wish he had been able to act sooner; adding “My Lord gave me the skills to do what needed to be done.”
Stephen Willeford of Sutherland Springs, Texas was speaking with local news station KHBS when he described the moment he opened fired at 26-year-old Devin Kelley as he was fleeing the church; saving countless lives and cutting short the worst mass shooting at a House of Worship in American history.
“I’m no hero, I am not,” said Willeford. “I think My God, My Lord protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done. I wish I could have gotten there faster, but I didn’t know what was happening.”
Willeford, a former NRA instructor, leapt to action when he heard gunfire coming from inside the church, grabbing his rifle and ammunition to investigate the unfolding massacre.
“We exchanged gunfire and I know I hit him, I don’t know where I hit him, but I know I hit him,” he added.
Watch the hero’s comments above.